A traffic ticket is not something you should take lightly. Whatever the face value of the ticket, a moving violation could have financial and professional consequences costing many times that amount, depending on the circumstances. If you’ve been issued a traffic ticket, the Bloom Firm is available to help you negotiate the legal system and protect your interests and rights.
Just because you received a ticket doesn’t mean you can be found guilty. After getting a ticket you have the option of pleading guilty and paying the fine. Before you do that contact our office so we can talk about the situation, possible defenses and your options.
A traffic ticket, especially for someone with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), can have wide ranging and long lasting effects. These violations can include,
- Reckless driving,
- Drag racing,
- Failing to obey a stop sign or red light,
- Driving at an unsafe speed for conditions,
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,
- Driving with a suspended license, and
- Leaving the scene of an accident.
Such a ticket can result in increased insurance rates. Tickets carry with them one to two points and your license can be suspended or revoked by the California Department of Motor Vehicles if you accumulate too many points too quickly. The following can result in a license suspension,
- Four points in a period of 12 months.
- Six points in a period of 24 months.
- Eight points in a period of 36 months.
Without a CDL you could lose your job or if you’re an independent contractor, your business. Being forced off the road could mean no income and no way to support yourself and your family. Given what’s at stake if you’ve been issued a ticket you need to to consider hiring a traffic attorney who specializes in CDL issues.
LegalReferrals can help you address your traffic ticket. You could contest the ticket and force the government to prove its case against you. Depending on the facts your best option may be agreeing to a plea bargain where you plead guilty to a lesser or a nonmoving violation.
If you’ve been issued a traffic ticket given the increased costs you face and the increased chance of getting a suspended license in the future, especially if you have a CDL, it only makes sense to learn about